Shangri La

Shangri La

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

All play and no work

LSW here. Oh, we've been terrible about posting. The good news is, though, that we've been up to Shangri-La pretty much every other week since August. The bad news is, we haven't gotten much done. I'll take the blame for that. It's hard to be a slave driver when it's just so darn beautiful. I'll let the Vermonster fill you in on the building details, while I tend to the other stuff. Like the food, for instance. I'm pretty sure I've said it before: Vermont is a food lovers' mecca. We always stop at the Brattleboro Co-op on the way to the cabin to stock up on provisions. Going in there is kind of like going to Target. You  know what you have to buy, but there's always something else that strikes your fancy. This time, it was Vermont-smoked pepperoni and maple-infused goat cheese. Oh man, talk about making your happy hour even happier. These nibbles were so delicious.

On Sunday, we headed to Dummerston for the annual Apple Pie Festival. Now, I'll be honest here and say that the pie isn't the best, but there's lots of it, and it's THE place to be. If you're looking for a small-town festival, this is the place to go. There's a craft fair, a tag sale (they were even selling chickens), a pancake breakfast and lots and lots of bikers.

After some breakfast pie, we headed down the street to Scott Farm, which was amazing.

They were giving a talk on heirloom apples, so of course I bought a bunch and immediately came home and made a pie. The Vermonster says it's the best he's ever had. I think he's just buttering me up so I'll make more.
We had lunch at the farm, which consisted of hand-made pizzas with toppings like apples, kale, and honey mustard or maple sauce and Vermont chevre. 
In any case, while we weren't eating or visiting with the neighbors or geocaching, we were hard at work. Stay tuned for an update of our latest adventures, which include (but are not limited to) staining the porch, constructing the knee walls, putting in new light bulbs and finally hooking up the sink! 

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